Governors Island Teaching Garden 40.6864° N -74.0212° W

Description

Due to Covid-19 the Teaching Garden is currently closed. Follow us at grownyc.org/virtualfarm.

GrowNYC's Governors Island Teaching Garden is a 21,000 square foot urban farm that aims to engage, excite, and educate its visitors in all aspects of urban farming. Field trips are available from April through November for NYC students (K-12), who have the opportunity to plant, water, harvest, and taste the garden's wide array of vegetables, herbs, and fruits.

Please Note: Field trips to Governors Island Teaching Garden require a 10-15 minute ferry ride that departs promptly at 10:00am and 11:00am from the Battery Maritime Building. The garden is a 15-to-20-minute walk from the ferry.

We are selective about scheduling classes based on perceived ability to make the ferry on time. Being able to take public transit is highly preferred. If you require the use of a DOE bus, your school cannot be more than a 25 minute drive away and must attend the field trip departing on the 10am ferry.


By booking a field trip below, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to follow our policies: https://www.grownyc.org/files/upload/governors_island_teaching_garden_policies_2020_3.pdf


Lunch Notes

There are picnic tables in the garden for classes to eat their packed lunches. We ask teachers and chaperones to assist with waste sorting from lunches (garbage, recycling, and compost). There are also several eating areas on Governors Island for classes to visit when the island is open to the public.

Bathroom Notes

There are two portable toilets in the garden. Bathrooms with plumbing are available in the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan, on the ferry, and on GI next to the ferry.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel at least three weeks in advance of your trip.

Info

Battery Maritime Building Ferry, 10 South St.
Manhattan, NY 10004

646-740-1365

ebrown@grownyc.org

Sun
Closed
Mon
Closed
Tues
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Wed
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Thur
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fri
Closed
Sat
Closed
Subjects
Agriculture, Climate, Sustainability, My Community, Social Justice, Nutrition, The Water Cycle, Cultural Connections, Conservation, Science, Ecosystems, Earth's Systems, Weather And Climate, Life Sciences, Animals, Botany
Activities
Field Trip, Family Programs
Grades
9 12, K 2, 3 5, 6 8, Preschool
Cost
Reduced Price For Title 1 Schools
Accommodations
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Field Trip

Private Schools Field Trip - 11am Ferry

Minimum registration: 25 students. Maximum registration: 44 students. 11am Field Trip Itinerary: 11:00-11:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 11:10-11:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 11:30-11:55pm Lunch, 11:55am-1:00pm Programming, 1:00-1:20pm Walk to Ferry, 1:30-1:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. Classes must be within a 1-hour ride to 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
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Private Schools Field Trip - 10am Ferry

Minimum registration: 25 students. 10am Itinerary: 10:00-10:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 10:10-10:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 10:30-11:35am Programming, 11:35am-12:00pm Lunch, 12:00-12:20pm Walk to Ferry, 12:30-12:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. If taking the subway, classes must be within a 30-minute ride to 10 South St. If taking a bus, school must be within a 20-minute drive from 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
34 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
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Public Schools & Nonprofits Field Trip - 10am Ferry

Minimum registration: 25 students. 10am Itinerary: 10:00-10:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 10:10-10:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 10:30-11:35am Programming, 11:35am-12:00pm Lunch, 12:00-12:20pm Walk to Ferry, 12:30-12:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. If taking the subway, classes must be within a 30-minute ride to 10 South St. If taking a bus, school must be within a 20-minute drive from 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
34 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Public Schools & Nonprofits Field Trip - 11am Ferry

Minimum registration: 25 students. 11am Field Trip Itinerary: 11:00-11:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 11:10-11:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 11:30-11:55pm Lunch, 11:55am-1:00pm Programming, 1:00-1:20pm Walk to Ferry, 1:30-1:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. Classes may travel to/from the ferry via subway only. Buses are not permitted for 11am field trips. Classes must be within a 1-hour ride to 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Title I & DPHO Schools Field Trip - 11am Ferry

Field trip for Title I and DPHO neighborhood (South Bronx, Central and East Harlem, North and Central Brooklyn) public schools and non-profit organizations. Minimum registration: 25 students. 11am Field Trip Itinerary: 11:00-11:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 11:10-11:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 11:30-11:55pm Lunch, 11:55am-1:00pm Programming, 1:00-1:20pm Walk to Ferry, 1:30-1:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. Classes may travel to/from the ferry via subway only. Buses are not permitted for 11am field trips. Classes must be within a 1-hour ride to 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
40 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Title I & DPHO Schools Field Trip - 10am Ferry

Field trip for Title I and DPHO neighborhood (South Bronx, Central and East Harlem, North and Central Brooklyn) public schools and non-profit organizations. Minimum registration: 25 students. 10am Itinerary: 10:00-10:10am Ferry ride from Manhattan, 10:10-10:30am Walk to the Teaching Garden, 10:30-11:35am Programming, 11:35am-12:00pm Lunch, 12:00-12:20pm Walk to Ferry, 12:30-12:40pm Ferry ride from Governors Island to Manhattan. 150-minute duration includes travel time to/from garden. If taking the subway, classes must be within a 30-minute ride to 10 South St. If taking a bus, school must be within a 20-minute drive from 10 South St. There is a limit of 1 teacher/chaperone for every 5 students.

Subjects Covered

nutrition, the water cycle, agriculture, sustainability, my community, social justice

Grades
k-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Capacity
34 stu.
Activity

field trip

Duration
150 min.
Book Now Join Waitlist

Family Programs